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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.

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Backup question: I have a Dell 5810 Workstation:
Drive C:  Toshiba SSD 1 TB
Drive D: Samsung SSD 1 TB
Drive R: Raided 1 4 TB brand new Western Digital Black drives

I am sure that my Drive C: is failing. I have only ever backed up my data in a folder by folder method. I have current backups utilizing this method. However I wish to backup the entire C: drive just in case. Since I have 4TB free in the raid configuration is my best option to simply use Windows 10's backup software to copy everything on c: to the 4TB raid? When I replace this computer I "probably" have everything I need on drives external to the computer, but things can be forgotten and Ii want to have the best backup while the C: drive is still readable and writable. The new computer I choose will have the ability to install the two raided drives to retrieve files I might have forgotten about. So, is backup a reasonable choice? Note: I do not wish to troubleshoot this computer any further. I have had TWO motherboards replaced in the last week and am unwilling to go any further to diagnose it. I only want to oreserve my data and then never turn it on again.
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I need a great WebHost for a site that will be using PHP and MySQL for a small project.  The site will be having users sign in, submit and edit forms.  They want to keep the history online, with frequent backups and good security.  

What a good company for professional hosting?


Thanks.
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yesteray i put 256gb mini micro sd card (with about 220gb content) to my motorola 4g plus below phone

https://www.amazon.com/Moto-Plus-4th-Gen-Unlocked/dp/B01DZJFWNC

i played one video and my phone heating up a bit.

Do i not supposed to load that big micro sd card to my phone.

what is the maximum mini micro sd card that i can put safely without overheating etc issues


please advise
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I have shadow copies enabled on the c:\ of a Windows 2012 server, I currently have it set to the below configuration;

Maximum Size: 35MB
Schedule: Twice a day at 06:00 and 13:00

The server also has Acronis Backup installed and running multiple backup jobs to a local NAS and also to Acronis Cloud.

I've noticed that the shadow copy setting maximum constantly resets to no limit but I can't understand why.

Please can someone offer any advise on why this occurs and how best to stop this being reset.
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Hey all,

I have just taken over a site and one of the critical servers (VM1) is running out of disk space on the C:Drive. Host is running Hyper-V with plenty of space for allocating extra stroage to VM1. The weird thing is that when I look the Disk management within the VM, it shows that there is space that hasn't been allocated. It also has a replica of free unallocated space on the D:Drive which is very odd.

I would ideally  like to just expand the C:Drive - is this safe to do so knowing I have good backups also?
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We are after some software to backup Office365 Exchange, hoping someone would have some suggestions.

We want the ability to backup our Office365 Exchange to an offsite remote server in a datacentre - we already pay to have our backup server in a datacentre, so we are not looking to pay for monthly "cloud" backups with storage fee's, when we already have the infrasturcture to do this ourselves.

We are hoping for the following features:

- Fixed price perpetual license
- Ability to backup normal mailboxes and shared mailboxes
- Ability to browse backup and restore emails from within app (Not essential, but would be nice)

If anyone knows something similar or can recommend one that they use?
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Server 2008 R2 VSS Issue

I am currently having an issue where the NTDS VSS writer is not showing when running the VSSAdmin List Writers command. This is causing an issue with our third party backup software not showing any data to backup for AD. I have verified that the Active Directory Domain Services service is running and have even restarted it multiple times an the writer never re-appears. This issue happens randomly after the server has been running for a few weeks without a restart. The moment I restart the server, the writer returns and the backups will go back to working and showing the appropriate data in the AD backup.  Scheduling downtime constantly to fix this issue is not ideal as I shouldn't have to restart the server to correct this issue. Is there any way to get the writer back up without having to do a restart? I have copied the currently active writers below:

Writer name: 'Task Scheduler Writer'
   Writer Id: {d61d61c8-d73a-4eee-8cdd-f6f9786b7124}
   Writer Instance Id: {1bddd48e-5052-49db-9b07-b96f96727e6b}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'VSS Metadata Store Writer'
   Writer Id: {75dfb225-e2e4-4d39-9ac9-ffaff65ddf06}
   Writer Instance Id: {088e7a7d-09a8-4cc6-a609-ad90e75ddc93}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Performance Counters Writer'
   Writer Id: {0bada1de-01a9-4625-8278-69e735f39dd2}
   Writer Instance Id: {f0086dda-9efc-47c5-8eb6-a944c3d09381}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last …
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I added a network to use for backups on a seperate network.  It only goes between 2 computers.  Neither computer can see this network.  How do ZI make this work?
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Hi,

We have Ahsay Offsite Backup Server v6 installed on our Windows 2003 server and use this to backup data for our users.

We are no longer backing up data for some of our users and wish to remove their licenses from our Ahsay backup.

What is the best way to disconnect a user and remove their user license from our Ahsay backup?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Can anyone comment on interface changes from Backup Exec version 15 to newer versions (16 or 20)?  I believe version 15 was a substantial (and awful!) change from the historical interface and I'd like to know if they are doing that again in the newer versions.
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I am currently using a shared folder for backups and as a universal location for maintaining status of various devices on the network and adjusting functionality of devises dependent on this information, as it stands i have at least 2 of each device i use, servers with a specific function that are not actively preforming that function check the statuses held on this file server to see if they need to take over, for the most part like a "cluster".
everything works well unless this file server becomes unavailable, as it stands my method of resolving this is to host this shared space on multiple systems and have a script to use the spaces in a specific order.
so use \\192.168.1.194\z 1st - if share not available use \\192.168.1.193\y 2nd, if both are not available use \\192.168.1.192\x ...
I am currently synchronizing data using robocopy and wasfile.

The problem i am having is how slow things get if the primary is not available, so, I am looking for a way to make a virtual iSCSI device across my network, any suggestions would be appreciated.
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I am creating a Windows 10 image to deploy.   Before I do so, I want to run the Windows 10 decrapifier (available on Spiceworks).

Is the following the correct order of events to image the laptop:

1) login as a local admin, run the decrapifier
2) run Sys Prep
3) create TIB file using Acronis boot CD, and USB stick to store image on.
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Hello,
I have a failed Windows 7 x64 Professional, that i must recover. Fortunately i have a planned Windows Backup task that stores backups in an external hard disk.
But, when i boot computer with the Recovery Windows CD (which was created by the same backup tool) i receive the following error:

The host is an HP PRO 3500, and the restore operation is being made to the original computer. I precise too, that there was no changes to the BIOS configuration except boot orders

I'd like to know now what i should do to resolve that problem.

Thank you for your help
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We are using backup software built by NOVASTOR.

We use the SQL plugin to take backups of SQL databases.
One particular server is not able to query the VSSwriter service and SQL is not an option in the backup sets.

OS:  2016 STD Server x64

I have attached a screen shot of the Windows event errors.  

Please note that the SQL writer state is healthy.  SS attached as well.
Are we missing a component for VSSNBK?
Thanks!
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Hello, I have Backup Exec 2012 Version 14 Rev 1798
I got the following error:
I have the following error: The disk is out of space.  As retention periods expire for backup data on the disk device, Backup Exec re-uses the disk space.

To provide more disk space, you can create additional disk storage devices on other drive letters.  You can also delete the backup sets disk that are no longer needed from this disk storage device.

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Yes the F:\ drive is full...

And this is Disk storage 0003

I am wondering how do i find the backup sets that are targeting the F Drive so i can delete them ?

I am deleting some backup sets...but the drive is not decreasing....

See attachments.

Thanks for your help
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Hi Guys,

We have 2 Server 2016 Hyper-V hosts in our environment, when we try to checkpoint the VM's on the hosts we get the error "The operation cannot be performed while the object is in use" and the following from the logs. "SERVER**' background disk merge failed to complete: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. (0x80070020). (Virtual machine ID E33D1EB8-D888-4CE8-9100-891EA98C566C)

The checkpoints work when the host is restarted but it just fails again, obviouslt this is also affecting the backups.

Anyone else come accross this?

Thanks
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Is there a way to clean up the disk drive DPM backs up to? The disk keeps expanding by 50 GB's every week and a half and it's starting to be a problem for us. I tried running the pruneshadowcopiesdpm.ps1 but I keep getting access denied in PowerShell. I'm running as admin.
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Application API's not responding while SQL Server backup is running.

we are using storagecraft - a tool to back up the DB in every 15 minutes in NAS.
https://www.storagecraft.com/products/shadowprotect

10/20/2018 11:46  --- I/O is frozen on database CRM_DB. No user action is required. However, if I/O is not resumed promptly, you could cancel the backup.
10/20/2018 11:46  --- I/O was resumed on database  CRM_DB. No. No user action is required.
10/20/2018 11:46  --- Database backed up. Database: CRM_DBcreation date(time): 2016/01/06(22:09:09),
                                       pages dumped: 1285028, first LSN: XXXXXXXXXXXXX,
                                       last LSN: XXXXXXXXX, number of dump devices: 1,
                                       device information: (FILE=1, TYPE=VIRTUAL_DEVICE: {'{39}3'}).
                                       his is an informational message only. No user action is required.

It's taking 8 database backups including master, model & msdb

We are thinking this may be one of the reasons for this issue. Is it right? Anyone facing this issue? How to correct it?

OS: Windows server 2012. SQL server 2012.  Server is VM
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What are the differences between Veeam Backup Standard, Enterprise, or Enterprise Plus software?

And what is a perpetual license agreement compared to a subscription license agreement?
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I want to Migrate a file server in my Network without any Downtime from a Windows server 2012 to a  windows 2016 server in the same domain.  The reason is because i need to backup the file server on azure using the Azure file sync which is only currently supported on windows 2012 R2 and Windows 2016.
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What is the process to configure a NetApp storage device as the backup destination within Veeam 9.5?
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Acronis:  I have a server and I want to make a copy of it using Acronis Backup AdvancedWS_11.7, now I want to make this server virtual, put it as hyperV, can I do that with Acronis? or is there any other tool that you know of?

Thank you everyone.
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I have an external backup disk usb2.0 with data backup using Windows Server Backup.
I need to recover all the data (6TB), takes a lot of time.
Can someone help me to see if this two options would work:
Brake the case of the external disc, extract the backup disck, insert the disc as a sata disc and recover the information using Windows Server Backup (will the WSB will recognize the disk the same as the external usb).
Brake the case of the external disc, extract the backup disc, place it in a usb3 case and recover the information using Windows Server Backup (will the WSB will recognize the disk the same as the external usb).

Will this work?, or should I stay with the same external usb2.0 case?
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Hi,

I have a question regarding the builtin windows group "backup operators". Do I have to add this group to the directories which I want to backup or does this account have the permission even if I do not set the proper ntfs permissions?

Thank you in advance!
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Hi,
I got a DS415 synology nas.
got an external harddisk(1TB) plugged in to it.
so using hyper backup to backup files from nas to external harddisk.

currently, backup fails- because no space in destination.
i have posted the pic of current config of the rotation policy. can someone pleas have a look at it, and let me know what needs to be changed, so it deletes the oldest backup automatically and creates space for new backups in future.

any help would be great.
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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.